ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our precious Paula Moreira. Paula was born on September 1, 2002 and passed away suddenly, by accident, on March 3, 2021. We love her and miss her.  She will forever be in our hearts.

Family would like to keep details private at this time, and appreciate the respect for their privacy.


Posted by Jen Glazer on March 12, 2021
I am still in shock and can't imagine what her family is going through! She would always come hang out or "just seeing how you are doing" in the Athletic Training room! Her dedication and drive to make Varsity volleyball and succeed as a student was infectious! But what I will remember the most is her smile and laugh! She was one of the most positive attitude teenagers I have ever met! She truly cared about anyone who crossed her path and was just so geniune. She will be greatly missed!
Posted by Leslie Diaz on March 11, 2021
I met Paula in daycare and we became good friends. She was always so happy and I had a lot a fun with her growing up. I'm glad that she was in my life and thankful that we got to be friends. Its so sad that she left so soon and I wish i got to spend more time with her. She will never be forgotten and will always have a special place in my heart. I will love you forever Paula and you will truly be missed. I ask God to give Paula's family strength and comfort through this hard time.
Posted by Katherine Cummings on March 11, 2021
Whether you were best friends or spent one minute with her, Paula Moreira likely made an impression in your life. Her energetic, fun-loving, and happy nature could never go unnoticed. Her smile was infectious and she instantly made others around her feel at home and comfortable no matter the setting. That’s a trait that few possess. Paula and I weren’t close friends, but the time we spent together in middle and high school can’t be forgotten. My heart goes out to her family and close friends. She was a beautiful soul that was taken from this earth far too soon.
Posted by Siaura saville on March 10, 2021
Paula was one of the first athletes I met when I started here at HHS as the athletic trainer. She would constantly come into my office and would brighten up my day with some story she had to tell me. It would always be something new everyday. She would always sit in her chair and we would chat the day away until I finally had to do work and she would have to go to practice. Her spunk and her attitude made me appreciate being here at HHS even more. Her smile and her kind heart was so contagious to all that was around her. She would always hang out with me during baseball games that she was managing and would always ask what was going on so she could fit in more with the baseball guys. She was such a joy to be around and I would always love seeing her outside of the school since she graduated. I would have done anything for that girl. My heart hurts that she is no longer here. Praying so much for the family as I know that losing someone young is the hardest thing to get over in life.
Posted by Phil Yutzy on March 10, 2021
Paula siempre me traía alegría. Me aceptaba como "uruguayo" por haber vivido en su país. Por cuatro años pasaba por mi aula para saludarme y regalarme una sonrisa. Yo la visitaba en sus clases de español cuando podía. Su partida repentina nos quita un alma alegre, dulce y amorosa. ¡Qué dolor!

"Hay golpes en la vida tan fuertes...¡Yo, no sé! (Vallejo)
"Aunque ande en valle de sombra de muerte... tú estarás conmigo." (Salmo 23)
Posted by Jennifer Silveira on March 10, 2021
Mientras uno trata de escribir en este blog uno siente que faltan y sobran las palabras al mismo tiempo, no hay forma de poner en palabras el vacío y el dolor que se siente por tu pérdida prima querida. Te fuiste demasiado rápido y uno siente que quedo tanto por decir y por hacer que la impotencia nos invade.
Imposible no recordarte con la alegría que te caracterizaba, espontánea, alocada y llena de luz. Se te va a extrañar mucho porque tu presencia nunca pasó desapercibida en este mundo.
Vola alto alto alto alto donde sigas siendo luz, donde encuentres paz.

Pd: Manda un rayito de luz a los que quedaron acá para seguir adelante.

Hasta que nos volvamos a ver...
Posted by Elodina Mieres on March 9, 2021
Cuando me dijeron que ya no estás se me lleno mi corazón de una profunda tristeza hermosa yo disfrute de ti 6 meses hermosos que no voy a olvidar jamás de tu compañía eras pequeñita pero una dulzura cuando te vi el año pasado no podía creer que tan grande estabas y llena de vida solo dios sabe porque te llevo tan pronto siempre estarás en mi corazón ♥️ descansa en paz mi preciosa
Posted by Fernando Silveira on March 8, 2021
Querida sobrina, la distancia hizo que no pudieramos compartir muchos momentos, pero llevamos guardados y atesorados en nuestros corazones el recuerdo de tu alegria, luz de vida y bella sonrisa. Nos dolió el corazón al enterarnos de que te habías ido, todavía nos duele y seguirá doliendo. Te llevaremos siempre en nuestros corazones y nuestros pendamientos.Descansa en paz bella Paulita. Tus tios Fernando Graciela y tu prima Daniela.
Posted by Citlalli Arteaga on March 7, 2021
I met Paula in high school when we both tried out for the volleyball team. She and I were teammates. She was always smiling and always excited to go to practice. I loved her energy and the way she made me feel so comfortable to talk to her about absolutely anything. She will always have a special place in my heart. She was there for me at my lowest when no one else was. Incredibly grateful to have had a friend like her. She will always be remembered. Fly high Paula! We love you infinitely.
Posted by Victor Silveira on March 7, 2021
Te amamos para siempre. Esto es solo un ...hasta luego.
Posted by Jennifer Nutter on March 7, 2021
I met Paula in high school, everytime I saw her she was always smiling and was always interested in how I was doing. She has such a kind heart and she just brought a lot of happiness to the people around her. She stuck out to me because of her overwhelming acceptingness of other people and the way she wanted others to be happy. The type of person you would call if you needed someone to talk to, because she would do anything to cheer you up. Even though we weren’t super close, I’m thankful for the moments that I was around her. Rest In Peace beautiful girl ❤️ Love and condolences to her family and friends
Posted by Katie Ramsey on March 7, 2021
Paula and I met in middle school and we went to Wyld Life together and continued to go to Young Life throughout high school. We went on multiple camp trips together and made so many memories there. I remember where we went to go work at a young life camp for a weekend and she would always lighten the mood when we were tired by singing or dancing. She always knew exactly what to say to me when I was down and when to just give me a hug to comfort me. Paula was the person who would drop everything to be there for who ever needed her and that challenges me to do the same. I will hold on to the memories of Paula forever.
Posted by Juan Hernandez on March 7, 2021
Paula , it’s sad to see you go like this. I’ve never had a friend ask how my day was going or have someone be there for me when I needed someone to talk too. I remember our little group with you , Karina and I would walk around the halls after school during my soccer practices. You will always be cherished and loved by everyone that was around you okay. Rest In Peace Paula , much love and appreciation. Just remember we’ll make you proud and that you’ll always still be with us in our hearts.
Posted by Ann Diaz on March 7, 2021
Paula and I become met each other in middle school. We played volleyball together and were part of the same after school clubs. She was always happy and encouraging to other people. Into high school, I didn’t see her much until my senior year, where I shared two classes with her. I loved her energy in my communications class and she definitely knew how to bake ! In my online class, she and I would have close conversations. We talked about school and were super sincere on how our senior year was going. She made me comfortable when I would talk to her and vice versa. I would see her at work at the mall during my shifts and I was happy to see her familiar face after a hard day.
Paula was so sweet and deserved all the good in the world. Nothing compares to her hugs, compassion, and energy.
Posted by Guadalupe Moctezuma on March 7, 2021
Esa sonrisa tuya y las señal de un corazón hecho con tus manitas respondiendo al mío que siempre me alegraba el día cuando pasabas por la tienda.

Siempre tan alegre y tan cordial a una plática muy casual.
Mi niña linda nunca te olvidaremos. Así de alegre estarás siempre en nuestros corazones.
Posted by Sophie Howard on March 7, 2021
I met Paula on my first day of work. We started at the same time and every day was always interesting, thanks to her. We shared countless laughs and she made work bearable. She walked in every day and gave me that big smile, but she never knew how much that smile was appreciated. Paula was one of the most genuine, kind people I have ever met and her memory will be with me forever. <3
Posted by Kiki Farris on March 7, 2021
I don’t even know where to begin Paula when you came into my life it was like suddenly i had a reason to smile everyday and even if i didn’t feel like it you always made a way. I’m sorry this had to happen to you my love you are such a beautiful soul and you will be missed by every heart you ever touched babygirl. I love you so much you’ll always be on my mind and in my heart.
Posted by Sol Barcello on March 7, 2021
Paula, pequeña prima te doy las gracias por todos esos buenos momentos que pudimos pasar juntas, estoy muy agradecía a tus papas por permitirnos conocerte y quererte, saber que ya no te veré más, y que ya no se cumplirá el sueño de volver a reunirnos. Me rompe el corazón, en estos días tenía la necesidad de escribirte y no lo hice y me arrepiento... tanto, descansa en paz pequeña y te amo muchísimo y que sepas que siempre estarás en mi memoria y en la de todos.
Porque has dejado mucha huella. Te amo
Posted by Adriana Silveira meneses on March 7, 2021
Paulita.... nuestros corazones lloran tu partida.... dejas un gran vacío, tristeza,dolor......
Querida sobrina:gracias,gracias, el haber podido compartir con tigo,abrazos, besos,risas y tantas cosas,en tu primera y ultima visita ( sin saber que seria la ultima).....fue una gran bendición,queda en nuestros corazones el recuerdo de tu voz cantando junto a nosotros en el coche cuando andabamos de paseo, de tus risas y tus chistes muy al estilo de Juan tu papá mi hermano o preparando algo en la cocina como te enseño tu mamá.....
Tenemos muchos recuerdos guardados el tio y la tia en nuestros corazones rotos, te amamos se que ahora estas ahi arriba con Dios y nos volveremos a juntar te amamos pequeña,descansa en paz, bella PAULITA
Posted by Lu Vargas on March 7, 2021
I’m so thankful for the people who brought me into your world , you were such a great person my person tbh , you helped me when I was down on my darkest days our car karaoke would always help loosen the mood and you always knew exactly what to say I love you Paula I don’t know what to say or how to react other then love & light the way you showed me . Me & Rabi & indica love you . Forever & a day baby girl
Posted by Helen Flores on March 7, 2021
The day I met Paula is a day we both never forgot. We always joked about it when we were together or around others. She was so easy to get along with and that’s something I will never forget about her. Paula was apart of my whole family. Any family gathering we had, she was there. Paula and I always considered each other to be cousins. Thankful for my cousin Karina for introducing me to her. I’m thankful for the friend Paula was towards me. She always there when you needed her. Her energy was so unmatched, always laughing. Will alway cherish the time I had with her. I wish she was still her to accomplish everything she wanted to do. I will forever miss you Paula. Prayers to her family and very close friends.
Posted by Juju Butler on March 7, 2021
I played volleyball with Paula each year until she graduated. Not only did she have contagious energy and spunk, but she had the purest and kindest heart. She never hesitated to give me a ride home or take me to get food, even if it was late. I will forever miss our carpool karaoke, late night talks, and the best hugs you’ll ever get. Everyone says that Heaven gains an angel when someone passes away but this time it’s true. Paula was an angel and I pray that she is able to rest and be a peace because she was able to bring peace and joy wherever she went. I loved knowing her and absolutely believe I am a better person having gotten to live at the same time as her. Rest easy baby, we will never forget your beautiful soul <3
Posted by Camron Stuart on March 6, 2021
Paula, my first homecoming date my heart has been torn into pieces. When I was informed about your death I was hurt. I couldn’t think straight and cried. You were a sweet, kind young lady and always made sure everyone else was ok. Paula would have the worse day of her life, but she would always say “hey Cam, how are you doing?” Paula’s energy assisted me in getting through most of my long days at school. On top of that she was an awesome volleyball player. Paula you will be missed. I will see you again ❤️.
Posted by Aaron Smucker on March 7, 2021
The first time I met Paula was freshman year in dp‘s classroom taking a test. I guess she saw I was struggling with my test and and came over asked if I needed help with a warm smile on her face. After I was done with my test DP started talking about clubs and Paula brought up young life and how much fun it was she told me it would change my life and it really did. I made a lot of new friends and great memories at YL!

Another Memory was last year I was in mama T’s room crying after I got a text from my mom one of my childhood friends I grow up with passed away. I was really upset and not taking it well. Paula found me in the corner of the room and sat there with me and told me to keep my head up and from here on out do everything for him and then got me some water and gave me a hug telling me everything will be okay.
That was the nicest thing a person ever done for me and hearing those words from Paula made me feel better and felt like I would get through it eventually.

Dear Paula you honestly are one of the nicest people I met in high school. You will be greatly missed by everyone you impacted in your life or just smiled and waved at. I know you will be watching over all of us and cheering from heaven every time a HHS athletic event or concert is happening!
You will be greatly missed!

Psalm:23
Posted by Natalie Segovia on March 7, 2021
I’ve known Paula ever since I can remember. We were born just 4 days apart, and she would never ever forget my birthday. Every year she would wish me a happy birthday and tell me “you better not forget mine!! it’s this week too!!” She always always always had a smile on her face and tried to make everyone laugh. Her energy was contagious. She was also a big hugger too. Every time she saw me she ran in for a hug. We were friends since we were the littlest girls. I remember her quinceañera being one of the most fun nights of my life. She really was the life of the party. I will always miss her. She deserved so much in this life on earth, but I know she’s in a better place now. I hope Paula’s family knows that everyone who knew her is sending all their love, strength, and prayers. 
Posted by Cesar Diaz on March 6, 2021
Paula and I became friends at YoungLife club one night. She always greeted me with a smile and asked if I was doing okay. She cared deeply about the people around her and she loved her friends and family like no other. She then later became one of my trainees at Buffalo Wild Wings and her work ethic was so excellent, that I realized she didn't need much training. Her and I would laugh so much at work together that my stomach would turn. Paulas' soul will never be forgotten it was so bright. I will miss you, Paula. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Que Dios te cuide.
Posted by Fiza A on March 6, 2021
I’m so glad I had the chance to come across such an amazing, whole hearted young girl. Her smile was worth millions and will always be missed. Rest easy pretty girl, you’ll always be in our hearts <3
Posted by Julia Horst on March 6, 2021

where do I even start? I met Paula in 6th grade during the summer while we were on a swim team together. One day we had one of swim meets canceled and she invited me over to her house. After that we were inseparable. We spent everyday together after that. I remember my mom would call and ask when I was coming home after spending a whole week at her house and I would still ask to spend another night. Her family was a second family to me. I would go on family vacations with her, go to family parties, weddings, and family cookouts and she would come to mine too. There was never a dull moment with Paula, she always knows how to make you laugh and how to lift your spirits if you were having a bad day. I could tell her anything and everything and she would always support me and make me feel heard and never alone. She was my shoulder to cry on and I was hers. She was there for all of my firsts. My first boyfriend, first breakup, first car, first everything. She even picked out my first tattoo and I drew hers. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through a lot of hard times without her and her family. We would always go on long late night drives and adventures and blast music and scream at the top our lungs to our favorite songs. She was my best friend, my other half, and the sister I never had. I could go on and on about our friendship because we have enough memories to write a book, but moral of the story I will never forget you Paula. I will forever be grateful for the times we had together even if it wasn’t enough. I love you forever Paula
Posted by Ashley Iscoa on March 6, 2021
I first met Paula in middle school. I saw her and knew automatically that she was someone who brought the light with her into a boring dull room. Whether it was her laugh, her sweet smile, her jokes or her amazing hugs, she was always on a mission to make others feel better even when she might’ve not been feeling super happy that day. One time I was in the bathroom at HHS and I was crying because a lot of things were going on in my life. I’m standing in front of the mirror, fixing my mascara and she just tapped my shoulder and gave me a hug. She was someone who you didn’t have to be best friends with to receive her kindness. Another example was when I went to an away football game and I was worried because I didn’t really have many friends that year. I was worried who I was going my to sit and hang out with. Of course, Paula sat with me, shared a blanket and talked to me as if we were the best of friends. Maybe I wasn’t known as her best friend or never solidified a connection enough to be labeled as a best friend, but I will forever see her as someone who was able to make me feel like I was an amazing person and mattered in life. I aspire to continue the great characteristics she has shown to me and other individuals in our community. She’s the definition of light, happiness, excitement, supportiveness and beauty. You will always be a part of my life sweet girl. Que dios te cuida y guarde para siempre.
Posted by Becky Staton on March 6, 2021
Paula was always the happiest person on the HHS volleyball team no matter what. She would always remind me to keep my head up and smile whenever I was having a rough time. She was someone I could go and talk to about situations going on in my life. She always had something positive to say about everything and everybody. Her beautiful soul will never be forgotten..
Posted by Anna Butch on March 6, 2021
Paula pasaste como una ráfaga por nuestras vidas.  Que tiempo corto fueron tus 18 añitos   Tu alegria y tu hermosa sonrisa eran contagiosas.  Me encantaba verte dandonos orderes a todos nosotros. Vuela alto y descansa en paz. Serás recordada p siempre.  Tia Anna
Posted by Lucia Gabel on March 6, 2021
Paula was a bright light in my life and the lives of others. On our volleyball team she brought an energy that was unmatched by anyone else. I have many memories of laughing with Paula, she always was someone to have a good time with. Walking through the halls Paula would always stop and give me a hug or a smile. Her love for others was more important than she would ever know. She worked hard and was a strong woman. A beautiful soul with an even more beautiful smile, Paula will be loved and missed by many and left a wonderful presence in my life.
Posted by Sarah Hartman on March 6, 2021
I first started getting to know Paula in middle school (even though we went to different schools). During that time she would always talk about how to couldn’t wait to get to hhs so she could see her friends from both thms and skyline there. In high school, I had the pleasure of playing volleyball with her, and she would always be my pepper partner at practices, and grow closer to her.

She was such a kind soul, and so free spirited. She always had a way to spread joy no matter how happy or sad she was herself. Her determination and her kindness were the things I admired about her the most. Words cannot express how deeply she will be missed. Her life ended way too soon; she still had so much more to offer the world, and accomplish in life.

She will forever be missed.
Posted by Justice Kincer on March 6, 2021
Paula and I were introduced by mutual friends.. although we weren’t friends for very long, when we were close we were inseparable. She was always down to do anything and to do it with a smile. I was one of the only people at her graduation and I’m so glad I got to spend that moment with her. Our beach trip will always be for the books, and I’m so glad I knew her when I did. She loved her family and her kitty, and would do anything to make sure others were mentally okay. She will be so missed. such a beautiful soul.
Posted by Sydney Plowman on March 6, 2021
I got to know Paula early on in middle school, and I immediately knew that she was one of the sweetest girls I had ever met. She was extremely caring and genuine. She made everything so much fun, from classes to volleyball practices and games, to little adventures that we took ourselves. She always made sure to enjoy the little things in life, and that’s something I hope we all can carry on for her. Not to mention, she really did give the best hugs or even just words of encouragement when you needed it the most. She made sure that everyone was smiling on the team, no matter what. I’ll forever miss her and the light that she brought into our lives.
Posted by Tsion Ward on March 6, 2021
I’ve interacted with Paula many times throughout my life, but there’s one memory that sticks out. I was taking the SAT one day and was feeling pretty nervous. I walked into my specific testing room, and Paula was there! She sat next to me and when we had breaks in between testing she would talk to me and we even took selfies as if we were long time best friends. It made what would’ve been an ordinary day into a special memory. She knew how to make any situation fun and make connections with anyone regardless of how close they were.
Posted by Ellie Muncy on March 6, 2021
I first met Paula my first year playing for HHS Volleyball, shes the type of person to welcome anyone and everyone onto a team. She lights up any room she walks into, and she always knew how to pick teammates up even if she wasn’t always in the game she was our biggest supporter. She once took me and my friends on a road trip to Charlottesville to go support our boys varsity football team and we had a blast. We blasted and sang music on the way there and alllll the way back. There was never a dull moment when Paula was around. Prayers for her friends and family, she will be missed for ever.
Posted by Mia Constantin on March 6, 2021
I met Paula when we both swam for Westover Waves. She was always nice and super funny. I remember she was also a great swimmer and I loved practicing with her. Although we went separate ways after elementary school, she was still very nice to me. I will miss her.
Posted by Aaliyah Jordan on March 6, 2021
I never got to know Paula, but whenever I did see her she always said Hi. She always made funny jokes and always had a bright smile coming around. Even though, we weren’t friends Paula and her loved ones will always have a special place in my heart!

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Posted by Jen Glazer on March 12, 2021
I am still in shock and can't imagine what her family is going through! She would always come hang out or "just seeing how you are doing" in the Athletic Training room! Her dedication and drive to make Varsity volleyball and succeed as a student was infectious! But what I will remember the most is her smile and laugh! She was one of the most positive attitude teenagers I have ever met! She truly cared about anyone who crossed her path and was just so geniune. She will be greatly missed!
Posted by Leslie Diaz on March 11, 2021
I met Paula in daycare and we became good friends. She was always so happy and I had a lot a fun with her growing up. I'm glad that she was in my life and thankful that we got to be friends. Its so sad that she left so soon and I wish i got to spend more time with her. She will never be forgotten and will always have a special place in my heart. I will love you forever Paula and you will truly be missed. I ask God to give Paula's family strength and comfort through this hard time.
Posted by Katherine Cummings on March 11, 2021
Whether you were best friends or spent one minute with her, Paula Moreira likely made an impression in your life. Her energetic, fun-loving, and happy nature could never go unnoticed. Her smile was infectious and she instantly made others around her feel at home and comfortable no matter the setting. That’s a trait that few possess. Paula and I weren’t close friends, but the time we spent together in middle and high school can’t be forgotten. My heart goes out to her family and close friends. She was a beautiful soul that was taken from this earth far too soon.
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Shared by Milagros Elizabeth Barcel... on March 7, 2021
Prima querida.
Cuando nos conocimos viniste a España, antes de venir nos mandaste una carta, prima y la tengo. Fue tan fácil amarte prima, reírnos de tus bromas, caminar por Madrid y cuando comiste por primera vez el jamón. ¿Te acuerdas cuando compramos uno y sin querer no llevamos dos ?, que disgusto tenía y tú reías primita. Todavía no me creo que no estés, pero doy gracias por la oportunidad de pasar un mes a tu lado. Ésta foto para mí enseña lo alegre que eres.Gracias prima por enseñarnos tanto, te quiero. 
Shared by Arpana Ghale on March 6, 2021
My earliest memories of Paula are from our swim lessons we took when we were little kids. The first few times I went I hated the class, I didn’t know the other kids and just felt lonely. And then Paula showed up one day and she made it not so bad anymore. I remember being excited to go to lessons just because she’d be there. Her energy and laugh were my favorite things about her personality. Even though we weren’t close later on, I saw her at my job a few months ago after not talking in a year or two and she was still so kind and funny, talking to me as if we had been long time friends and just telling me about how she’s doing and asking me about my life. I’ll always remember that small moment and the kindness she always showed me.
Shared by maya waid on March 6, 2021
I first met Paula when I was a freshman playing volleyball at HHS. Although I was so scared and unsure that I wanted to go to tryouts, Paula never hesitated to reach out to me and be my partner in drills. She included me in everything and she always offered to assist me when I was confused. Her spunky and outgoing personality will be dearly missed amongst the HHS community and especially the volleyball team.